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HOLIDAY HOST EVENTS


Ongoing Events

 

MIDLAND:   THE SANTA HOUSE – downtown Midland

The Midland Area Santa House is open at the corner of M-20 and Main Street.    The House will be open until December 23.  It is an exclusive walk in on all days other than Tuesday or Thursday.  Appointments to see Santa on Tuesday and Thursday will be released every Monday at 10 a.m.   Masks are recommended for all Santa House visitors.  And Children will not be permitted to sit on Santa’s lap. 

 

SAGINAW COUNTY:  7TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY LIGHT RECYCLING DRIVE   Various locations in Saginaw County

Residents can drop off their old unusable string lights throughout Saginaw County.  ONLY String lights please.  The lights will then be processed by Rifkin Scrap Metal for a rebate that will be donated to the Child Abuse and Neglect Council of the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Collection dates from now until January 15, 2022.

Drop off sites include:

Bridgeport Government Center – Carrollton Department of Public Works – Frankenmuth City Hall – Kochville Township Office – Saginaw City Public Works – Saginaw Township Public Works Building – St. Charles Library – Thomas Township Public Safety – and at Hayes Park in Freeland during the Freeland Light Show. 

 

Wednesday 12/1/21

 

SAGINAW:   “HOLLYDAY ARTMART – Andersen Enrichment Center

Don’t miss this special holyday tradition in the heart of the city.  Fresh holly for your table and mantel, Michigan artists, bake shoppe, and silent auction.   Unique gifts and giftable art.

HOURS are 10am until 4 p.m.   ADMISSION IS FREE       

    

                MIDLAND:   “MOMSEMBLE HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA” – Creative 360

Enjoy the high spirited merriment of the Michigan MOMsemble choir.  It’s a recipe for fun with a dash of traditional carols, with heaps of humor, and even some non-holiday songs.  The Michigan MOMsembles mission to help parents laugh about the frustrations of parenting so that our children might make it to adulthood.

EVENT is 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.  Tickets are $12 in Advance, $15 at the Door.

               

Thursday 12/2/21

 

                BAY CITY:   “JIM BRICKMAN: THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS” – The State Theatre

THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS is the annual tour starring pianist Jim Brickman.  This live concert experience blends yuletide memories and holiday s favorites.

CONCERT at 7 p.m.  Tickets start at $45.

 

                BAY CITY:   “COLE IN YOUR STOCKING: - Bay City Players

Break out the cookies and cocoa. It’s time to get into the holiday spirit with our favorite pianist, KEVIN COLE.  His annual fundraising concert will have you decking the halls and watching Hallmark movies before you know it. 

PERFORMANCES at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and Friday, 3:00 p.m. on Saturday

ADMISSION is $20 for Adults, $10 for Students

 

                FLINT:  “TREEMENDOUS EVENING” – Downtown Flint

The official lighting of the Downtown Flint Christmas Tree.  Lots of family fun including pictures with Santa, reindeer, carriage rides, hot winter drinks, and more

HOURS  5:30-7:30 p.m.

 

                MIDLAND:   “JINGLE BELL FUN RUN”  Downtown Midland

This fun free 1-mile run or walk begins at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of Ashman and Main Streets.  It’s not a timed race and people of all ages are welcome.  Come dressed in festive gear and you will receive a jingle bell necklace to wear during the event.  The more the merrier!

Instead of a registration fee, participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to a local food pantry for the holidays

 

                SAGINAW:   “MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER” IN CONCERT – The Dow Event Center

Celebrate the holiday magic of MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER with their annual holiday tour. 

Concert at 7:30 p.m.    TICKETS start at $40.00

                 

               

Friday 12/3/21

                BAY CITY:    B.C. LIONS CLUB COOKIE WALK – Bangor Township Hall

A large variety of homemade cookies and other baked goods, will be available for your holiday table.  Stock up for your holiday parties.  All cookie sale proceeds support programs of the Bay City Lions Club.

HOURS:  8 a.m. until 3 p.m.   (When they’re gone they’re gone)

 

                BAY CITY:   “COLE IN YOUR STOCKING: - Bay City Players

Break out the cookies and cocoa. It’s time to get into the holiday spirit with our favorite pianist, KEVIN COLE.  His annual fundraising concert will have you decking the halls and watching Hallmark movies before you know it. 

PERFORMANCES at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and Friday, 3:00 p.m. on Saturday

ADMISSION is $20 for Adults, $10 for Students

 

                FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello. 

HOURS:  4-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

ADMISSION is $15 for Village Only, and $24 for Village and Train ride.

 

                FRANKENMUTH:   CHRISTKINDLMARKT – Frankenmuth Farmers’ Market

The largest Christmas Market in Saginaw County, modeled after those held in Frankenmuth’s sister region of Germany.  It’s full of artisans selling handmade gifts and goods.  More than 40 vendors every year.

DAYS/HOURS:   Friday and Saturday 11 UNTIL 8 p.m., Sunday 11 until 4 p.m.

 

                MIDLAND:   “SHE LOVES ME” – Midland Center for the Arts

SHE LOVES ME is a warm, romantic comedy…shop clerks Amalia and Georg don’t see eye to eye, but are exchanging love letters, each not knowing the other is their secret admirer.

PERFORMANCES Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. 

Tickets start at $25.50

 

                SAGINAW:  “SANTA’S HOLIDAY HIKE” – Imerman Park, Saginaw

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday and take a hike on the illuminated trails of Imerman Park.  Festive inflatables will guide you on the trail and lead you to a warm campfire, Christmas Music, hot cocoa, cookies and SANTA. 

FREE Admission.  Hours are 5:30 p.m. til 6:30 p.m.

 

                SAGINAW:    “ELF THE MUSICAL” – Pit and Balcony

The cult classic Holiday movie ELF is a musical.  Buddy the Elf travels to New York City to meet his real father and his new family.  And to work as Santa’s Elf at Macy’s.

And remember the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

PERFORMANCES at 7:30 on Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission $20

 

Saturday 12/4/21

AUBURN:   5TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS AND TREE LIGHTING – Auburn Park

The 5th Annual Parade of Lights will begin at 6 p.m. from Western High School and ending at Auburn Park on 9 Mile Road.  The tree lighting takes place immediately following.

This year’s donation boxes will be placed at local business to collect for the Charity of Choice:  Foster Families Navigation and Resource Center.

FREE EVENT.

 

BAY CITY: “COLE IN YOUR STOCKING: - Bay City Players

Break out the cookies and cocoa. It’s time to get into the holiday spirit with our favorite pianist, KEVIN COLE.  His annual fundraising concert will have you decking the halls and watching Hallmark movies before you know it.

PERFORMANCES at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and Friday, 3:00 p.m. on Saturday

ADMISSION is $20 for adults, $10 for Students

 

BAY CITY: “MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT” – The State Theatre

Local musician and singer Jennifer Naegele will premiere her new album and also provide holiday music, with re-takes on some of your holiday classics and old favorites.

CONCERT at 7 p.m.    ADMISSION is $10

 

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello.

HOURS:  4-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

ADMISSION is $15 for Village Only, and $24 for Village and Train ride.

 

FLINT:    THE NUTCRACKER – The Whiting

The spirit of The Nutcracker Ballet adds a touch of magic to family holidays for over 40 years.  Sparkling sets, elegant colorful costumes and live music from the Flint Symphony Orchestra will highlight these two performances.

TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY:  Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3 pm.

TICKETS start at $10.

 

FRANKENMUTH:   CHRISTKINDLMARKT – Frankenmuth Farmers’ Market

The largest Christmas Market in Saginaw County, modeled after those held in Frankenmuth’s sister region of Germany.  It’s full of artisans selling handmade gifts and goods.  More than 40 vendors every year.

DAYS/HOURS:   Friday and Saturday 11 UNTIL 8 p.m., Sunday 11 until 4 p.m.

 

FRANKENMUTH:   SANTA’S REINDEER FARM – Grandpa Tiny’s Farm

The Farm is full on holiday mode for this stroll through event where you get to see how Santa has transformed the Farm into his headquarters for the big day.  Meet Santa and his reindeer in training.  Bring your letter to Santa.

HOURS:   12 Noon until 4 p.m. Saturday or Sunday

ADMISSION: $12.75 per person.

 

HEMLOCK:   ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – St. Peter Lutheran

Featuring crafts, baked goods, fresh greens, candy and the famous White Elephant Room.  Luncheon is 11:30-1pm

HOURS are 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

 

MIDLAND:  HOLLY JOLLY DAYS – downtown Midland

Holly Jolly Days are when your downtown Midland merchants introduce their new holiday fare.  For two weekends you can enjoy holiday savings, take a free horse and carriage ride up and down Main Street and other benefits.

HOURS:  12 Noon tile 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

 

MIDLAND: “SHE LOVES ME” – Midland Center for the Arts

SHE LOVES ME is a warm, romantic comedy…shop clerks Amalia and Georg don’t see eye to eye, but are exchanging love letters, each not knowing the other is their secret admirer.

PERFORMANCES Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.  Tickets start at $25.50

 

SAGINAW:    ARTHUR HILL HIGH SCHOOL HOLIDAY BAZAAR

140 Crafters and vendors will be set up for your Christmas and holiday shopping.  Everything from crafts, handmade, baked goods, rock candy and more!

HOURS 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

 

SAGINAW:    WINTER PARTY ON MCCARTY – Saginaw Township Soccer Complex

A combination family day out and adult evening out.    From 3 until 5:30 p.m., crafts, coloring and more including a visit from Santa for the kids.  At 5:30 p.m., the lights of the Saginaw Township Christmas Tree go live.

Fireworks follow immediately.  Then it’s fun for the grown-ups with adult beverages and entertainment in the beer tent.  Two bands and fun until 10 p.m.

 

SAGINAW: “ELF THE MUSICAL” – Pit and Balcony

The cult classic Holiday movie ELF is a musical.  Buddy the Elf travels to New York City to meet his real father and his new family.  And to work as Santa’s Elf at Macy’s.

And remember the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

PERFORMANCES at 7:30 on Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

ADMISSION $20

 

Sunday 12/5/21

BAY CITY: “SUNDAYS IN THE CITY” – downtown Bay City

The four Sundays leading up to Christmas   showcases all the one-of-a-kind shops in downtown Bay City.  Enjoy holiday decorations, free horse-drawn carriage rides, strolling carolers, and a movie at the State Theatre.

Hours are 10 am until 5 p.m.

MOVIE:  POLAR EXPRESS at 1:00.  Entry is food donation

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello.

HOURS:  4-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

ADMISSION is $15 for Village Only, and $24 for Village and Train ride.

 

FLINT:    THE NUTCRACKER – The Whiting

The spirit of The Nutcracker Ballet adds a touch of magic to family holidays for over 40 years.  Sparkling sets, elegant colorful costumes and live music from the Flint Symphony Orchestra will highlight these two performances.

TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY:  Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3 pm.

TICKETS start at $10.

 

FRANKENMUTH:   CHRISTKINDLMARKT – Frankenmuth Farmers’ Market

The largest Christmas Market in Saginaw County, modeled after those held in Frankenmuth’s sister region of Germany.  It’s full of artisans selling handmade gifts and goods.  More than 40 vendors every year.

DAYS/HOURS:   Friday and Saturday 11 UNTIL 8 p.m., Sunday 11 until 4 p.m.

 

FRANKENMUTH:   SANTA’S REINDEER FARM – Grandpa Tiny’s Farm

The Farm is full on holiday mode for this stroll through event where you get to see how Santa has transformed the Farm into his headquarters for the big day.  Meet Santa and his reindeer in training.  Bring your letter to Santa.

HOURS:   12 Noon until 4 p.m. Saturday or Sunday

ADMISSION: $12.75 per person.

 

MIDLAND: ‘SANTA FLY IN” – Jack Barstow Airport

The days are getting closer and Santa’s reindeer are resting up for Christmas Day.  Santa will arrive by airplane at 1 p.m.  The doors open at 12 Noon so kids can wait for Santa’s arrival.  Dress ready to spend some time outside and bring a camera

HOURS:  12 Noon until 2 p.m.

 

MIDLAND:  HOLLY JOLLY DAYS – downtown Midland

Holly Jolly Days are when your downtown Midland merchants introduce their new holiday fare.  For two weekends you can enjoy holiday savings, take a free horse and carriage ride up and down Main Street and other benefits.

HOURS:  12 Noon til 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

 

MIDLAND: “SHE LOVES ME” – Midland Center for the Arts

SHE LOVES ME is a warm, romantic comedy…shop clerks Amalia and Georg don’t see eye to eye, but are exchanging love letters, each not knowing the other is their secret admirer.

PERFORMANCES Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.  Tickets start at $25.50

 

SAGINAW:    SAGINAW SILVER SCREEN – Holiday Edition – The Temple Theatre

The HOLIDAY MOVIE EDITION of Saginaw Silver Screen continues this weekend with the Oscar winning movie musical SOUL, featuring the voice of Jamie Foxx.  Doors open at 1 p.m., Movie starts at 2 p.m.  ADMISSION is $10

 

SAGINAW: “ELF THE MUSICAL” – Pit and Balcony

The cult classic Holiday movie ELF is a musical.  Buddy the Elf travels to New York City to meet his real father and his new family.  And to work as Santa’s Elf at Macy’s.

And remember the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

PERFORMANCES at 7:30 on Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

ADMISSION $20

 

MONDAY 12/6/21

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello.

DRIVE THROUGH ONLY NIGHT – 5 UNTIL 9 P.M.  $10 PER VEHICLE.  All Ticket Sales end at 8:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday 12/7/21

MIDLAND:   A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS – Midland Center for the Arts

A magical night filled with comedy, music and time travelling.  Glamourous magician Lucy Darling is joined by Postmodern Jukebox vocalist Therese Curaloto who will perform Christmas classics in period styles.

PERFORMANCE:  7:30p   TICKETS start at $26.50

 

Wednesday 12/8/21

BAY CITY:   19TH ANNUAL PROJECT BLUE LIGHT – First Presbyterian Church, 805 Center Avenue, Bay City

A MEMORIAL Celebration to remember those police officers that have given the ultimate sacrifice, and to honor those still serving to protect us on a daily basis.

Memorial is from 7 until 8 p.m.

 

Thursday 12/9/21

BAY CITY: “THE SANTA CRAWL ON MIDLAND STREET”

This is the Annual Midland Street Charity Santa Pub Crawl.  Just $10 gets you a five-piece Santa Crawl Costume along with Food and Drink specials at participating establishments.

Proceeds benefit local charities.

HOURS 5:30 until 9:30 p.m.

 

MIDLAND:   DOW GARDENS CHRISTMAS WALK

Dow Gardens will help make your holidays bright with a splendor of holiday lights.  Stroll the gently lit pathway, meet Santa’s reindeer, enjoy warm beverages available for purchase and enjoy live music from local singing groups

HOURS 5-7pm Thursday Friday and Saturday

ADMISSION IS FREE

 

MIDLAND: “SHE LOVES ME” – Midland Center for the Arts

SHE LOVES ME is a warm, romantic comedy…shop clerks Amalia and Georg don’t see eye to eye, but are exchanging love letters, each not knowing the other is their secret admirer.

PERFORMANCES Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.  Tickets start at $25.50

 

SAGINAW: “HOLIDAY HOUSEWALK” “HOLIDAY TEA” – Saginaw Club, downtown Saginaw

The Saginaw Bay Symphony annual HOLIDAY HOUSEWALK is virtual at three different days and three locations.

Today is HOLIDAY TEA at the Saginaw Club.  This “Watch Party’ will start at 11:30 a.m. with a special guest host.  Your admission includes a holiday tea luncheon, tour of the Saginaw Club, Rudolph’s Raffle and an exclusive viewing of the Holiday House walk video.

TICKETS are $50.00 per person

 

SAGINAW: “THOMAS TOWNSHIP’S WINTER WONDERLAND” – Roberts Community Park in Thomas Township

The Winter Wonderland is bigger and better than ever.

THURSDAY is Drive Thru ONLY.  The Park will be lit up for the holidays.  Cost is $10 per car. (Hours are 5 until 9 p.m.)

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY the park will be closed to vehicle traffic.  There will be hay rides through the lighted displays, food trucks, a craft tent, bon fire with s’mores, a visit from Santa and Buddy the Elf, a musical light show ant fireworks at 7:30 each night.

COST is $5.00 per person (Hours are 10am-8 p.m.)

 

Friday 12/10/21

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello.

HOURS:  4-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

ADMISSION is $15 for Village Only, and $24 for Village and Train ride.

 

FRANKENMUTH:   CHRISTKINDLMARKT – Frankenmuth Farmers’ Market

The largest Christmas Market in Saginaw County, modeled after those held in Frankenmuth’s sister region of Germany.  It’s full of artisans selling handmade gifts and goods.  More than 40 vendors every year.

DAYS/HOURS:   Friday and Saturday 11 UNTIL 8 p.m., Sunday 11 until 4 p.m.

 

MIDLAND:   DOW GARDENS CHRISTMAS WALK

Dow Gardens will help make your holidays bright with a splendor of holiday lights.  Stroll the gently lit pathway, meet Santa’s reindeer, enjoy warm beverages available for purchase and enjoy live music from local singing groups

HOURS 5-7pm Thursday Friday and Saturday

ADMISSION IS FREE

 

MIDLAND: “SHE LOVES ME” – Midland Center for the Arts

SHE LOVES ME is a warm, romantic comedy…shop clerks Amalia and Georg don’t see eye to eye, but are exchanging love letters, each not knowing the other is their secret admirer.

PERFORMANCES Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.  Tickets start at $25.50

 

SAGINAW: “HOLIDAY HOUSEWALK – “JINGLE BELL LUNCHEON” – The Castle Museum, downtown Saginaw

The Saginaw Bay Symphony annual HOLIDAY HOUSEWALK is virtual at three different days and three locations.

Today is JINGLE BELL LUNCHEON at the Saginaw Castle Museum.  This “Watch Party’ will start at 11:30 a.m. with a special guest host.  Your admission includes a luncheon, tour of the Castle Museum, Rudolph’s Raffle and an exclusive viewing of the Holiday House walk video.

TICKETS are $50.00 per person

 

SAGINAW: “ELF THE MUSICAL” – Pit and Balcony

The cult classic Holiday movie ELF is a musical.  Buddy the Elf travels to New York City to meet his real father and his new family.  And to work as Santa’s Elf at Macy’s.

And remember the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

PERFORMANCES at 7:30 on Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.  ADMISSION $20

 

Saturday 12/11/21

BAY CITY: “A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION” – The State Theatre

The Bay Chorale will perform

 

COLEMAN:   ANNUAL COLEMAN CHRISTMAS PARADE

A beautiful lighted parade.  Businesses decorate for the holidays. And after the parade, an afterglow party with refreshments and a kids wreath decorating contest and auction.  And fireworks to end the night

PARADE begins at 6 p.m. with activities immediately following.

 

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello.

HOURS:  4-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

ADMISSION is $15 for Village Only, and $24 for Village and Train ride.

 

FRANKENMUTH:   CHRISTKINDLMARKT – Frankenmuth Farmers’ Market

The largest Christmas Market in Saginaw County, modeled after those held in Frankenmuth’s sister region of Germany.  It’s full of artisans selling handmade gifts and goods.  More than 40 vendors every year.

DAYS/HOURS:   Friday and Saturday 11 UNTIL 8 p.m., Sunday 11 until 4 p.m.

 

FRANKENMUTH:   SANTA’S REINDEER FARM – Grandpa Tiny’s Farm

The Farm is full on holiday mode for this stroll through event where you get to see how Santa has transformed the Farm into his headquarters for the big day.  Meet Santa and his reindeer in training.  Bring your letter to Santa.

HOURS:   12 Noon until 4 p.m. Saturday or Sunday

ADMISSION: $12.75 per person.

 

MIDLAND:  HOLLY JOLLY DAYS – downtown Midland

Holly Jolly Days are when your downtown Midland merchants introduce their new holiday fare.  For two weekends you can enjoy holiday savings, take a free horse and carriage ride up and down Main Street and other benefits.

HOURS:  12 Noon til 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

 

MIDLAND:   DOW GARDENS CHRISTMAS WALK

Dow Gardens will help make your holidays bright with a splendor of holiday lights.  Stroll the gently lit pathway, meet Santa’s reindeer, enjoy warm beverages available for purchase and enjoy live music from local singing groups

HOURS 5-7pm Thursday Friday and Saturday

ADMISSION IS FREE

 

MIDLAND: “SHE LOVES ME” – Midland Center for the Arts

SHE LOVES ME is a warm, romantic comedy…shop clerks Amalia and Georg don’t see eye to eye, but are exchanging love letters, each not knowing the other is their secret admirer.

PERFORMANCES Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.  Tickets start at $25.50

 

MIDLAND: “HOLIDAY POPS” – Midland Center for the Arts

Broadway Star Erica Spyres is your host for this annual Center Tradition.  Holiday favorites and songs from her career onstage will be featured.

The Midland Symphony will also be joined by Choirs of the Center.

PERFORMANCE at 7:30pm.  TICKETS START at $26.50

 

SAGINAW: “DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW 5K” – Imerman park.

This year’s DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW 5K will benefit the Barb Smith Suicide Resource and Response Network.

There will be plenty of good cheer on the trails with holiday music and a planned visit from Santa.  Custom finisher medals and t-shirts will be provided to all participants.  REGISTRATION is limited to 300 runners.

After the race there will be a special pig roast at Bayne’s Apple Valley with proceeds benefiting the charity. Live music, fire pits and more!

Run starts at 4 p.m.

 

SAGINAW: “HOLIDAY HOUSEWALK – “COCKTAILS AND CANDY CANE SOIREE” – The Saginaw Art Museum

The Saginaw Bay Symphony annual HOLIDAY HOUSEWALK is virtual at three different days and three locations.

Tonight, is COCKTAILS AND CANDY CANES at the Saginaw Art Museum.  This “Watch Party’ will start at 7:30 p.m. with a special guest host.  Your admission includes a Holiday cocktail and light hors d’ouevres, tour of the Saginaw Art Museum and an exclusive viewing of the Holiday House walk video.

TICKETS are $50.00 per person

 

SAGINAW: “ELF THE MUSICAL” – Pit and Balcony

The cult classic Holiday movie ELF is a musical.  Buddy the Elf travels to New York City to meet his real father and his new family.  And to work as Santa’s Elf at Macy’s.

And remember the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

PERFORMANCES at 7:30 on Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday. ADMISSION $20

 

SAGINAW:   WWE SUPERSHOW HOLIDAY TOUR – The Dow Event Center Arena

WWE is coming to Saginaw with the WWE Super show.  See your favorite superstars from Monday night RAW and Friday Night Smackdown

Tickets start at $24.   Event starts at 7:30 p.m.

 

Sunday 12/12/21

BAY CITY: “SUNDAYS IN THE CITY” – downtown Bay City

The four Sundays leading up to Christmas   showcases all the one-of-a-kind shops in downtown Bay City.  Enjoy holiday decorations, free horse-drawn carriage rides, strolling carolers, and a movie at the State Theatre.

Hours are 10 am until 5 p.m.

MOVIE:  IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE at 1:00.  Entry is food donation

 

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello.

HOURS:  4-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

ADMISSION is $15 for Village Only, and $24 for Village and Train ride.

 

FRANKENMUTH:   CHRISTKINDLMARKT – Frankenmuth Farmers’ Market

The largest Christmas Market in Saginaw County, modeled after those held in Frankenmuth’s sister region of Germany.  It’s full of artisans selling handmade gifts and goods.  More than 40 vendors every year.

DAYS/HOURS:   Friday and Saturday 11 UNTIL 8 p.m., Sunday 11 until 4 p.m.

 

FRANKENMUTH:   SANTA’S REINDEER FARM – Grandpa Tiny’s Farm

The Farm is full on holiday mode for this stroll through event where you get to see how Santa has transformed the Farm into his headquarters for the big day.  Meet Santa and his reindeer in training.  Bring your letter to Santa.

HOURS:   12 Noon until 4 p.m. Saturday or Sunday

ADMISSION: $12.75 per person.

 

MIDLAND:  HOLLY JOLLY DAYS – downtown Midland

Holly Jolly Days are when your downtown Midland merchants introduce their new holiday fare.  For two weekends you can enjoy holiday savings, take a free horse and carriage ride up and down Main Street and other benefits.

HOURS:  12 Noon til 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

 

MIDLAND: “SHE LOVES ME” – Midland Center for the Arts

SHE LOVES ME is a warm, romantic comedy…shop clerks Amalia and Georg don’t see eye to eye, but are exchanging love letters, each not knowing the other is their secret admirer.

PERFORMANCES Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.  Tickets start at $25.50

 

SAGINAW: “ELF THE MUSICAL” – Pit and Balcony

The cult classic Holiday movie ELF is a musical.  Buddy the Elf travels to New York City to meet his real father and his new family.  And to work as Santa’s Elf at Macy’s.

And remember the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

PERFORMANCES at 7:30 on Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

ADMISSION $20

 

MONDAY 12/13/21

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello.

DRIVE THROUGH ONLY NIGHT – 5 UNTIL 9 P.M.  $10 PER VEHICLE.  All Ticket Sales end at 8:30 p.m.

 

Thursday 12/16/21

MIDLAND:   DOW GARDENS CHRISTMAS WALK (Silent Night)

Dow Gardens will help make your holidays bright with a splendor of holiday lights.  Stroll the gently lit pathway, meet Santa’s reindeer, enjoy warm beverages available for purchase.

HOURS 5-7pm Thursday Friday and Saturday

ADMISSION IS FREE

 

Friday 12/17/21

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello.

HOURS:  4-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

ADMISSION is $15 for Village Only, and $24 for Village and Train ride.

 

FLINT:    MOVIES AT THE CAPITOL THEATRE – downtown Flint

“MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET” will show for one night only.

 

MIDLAND:   DOW GARDENS CHRISTMAS WALK (Silent Night)

Dow Gardens will help make your holidays bright with a splendor of holiday lights.  Stroll the gently lit pathway, meet Santa’s reindeer, enjoy warm beverages available for purchase.

HOURS 5-7pm Thursday Friday and Saturday

ADMISSION IS FREE

 

Saturday 12/18/21

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello.

HOURS:  4-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

ADMISSION is $15 for Village Only, and $24 for Village and Train ride.

 

FRANKENMUTH:   SANTA’S REINDEER FARM – Grandpa Tiny’s Farm

The Farm is full on holiday mode for this stroll through event where you get to see how Santa has transformed the Farm into his headquarters for the big day.  Meet Santa and his reindeer in training.  Bring your letter to Santa.

HOURS:   12 Noon until 4 p.m. Saturday or Sunday

ADMISSION: $12.75 per person.

 

Sunday 12/19/21

BAY CITY: “SUNDAYS IN THE CITY” – downtown Bay City

The four Sundays leading up to Christmas   showcases all the one-of-a-kind shops in downtown Bay City.  Enjoy holiday decorations, free horse-drawn carriage rides, strolling carolers, and a movie at the State Theatre.

Hours are 10 am until 5 p.m.

MOVIE:  WHITE CHRISTMAS at 1:00.  Entry is food donation

 

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello.

HOURS:  4-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

ADMISSION is $15 for Village Only, and $24 for Village and Train ride.

 

FRANKENMUTH:   SANTA’S REINDEER FARM – Grandpa Tiny’s Farm

The Farm is full on holiday mode for this stroll through event where you get to see how Santa has transformed the Farm into his headquarters for the big day.  Meet Santa and his reindeer in training.  Bring your letter to Santa.

HOURS:   12 Noon until 4 p.m. Saturday or Sunday

ADMISSION: $12.75 per person.

 

MIDLAND:   DOW GARDENS CHRISTMAS WALK (Silent Night)

Dow Gardens will help make your holidays bright with a splendor of holiday lights.  Stroll the gently lit pathway, meet Santa’s reindeer, enjoy warm beverages available for purchase.

HOURS 5-7pm Thursday Friday and Saturday

ADMISSION IS FREE

 

SAGINAW: “ELF” THE MOVIE – The Temple Theatre

Saginaw Silver Screen Holiday edition will show ELF on the big screen at the Temple theatre.  Sing Loud for all to Hear!  Doors open at 1 p.m.  Show time is 2 p.m.   Admission is $10

 

MONDAY 12/20/21

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello.

DRIVE THROUGH ONLY NIGHT – 5 UNTIL 9 P.M.  $10 PER VEHICLE.  All Ticket Sales end at 8:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday 12/21/21

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello.

HOURS:  4-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

ADMISSION is $15 for Village Only, and $24 for Village and Train ride.

 

Wednesday 12/22/21

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello.

HOURS:  4-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

ADMISSION is $15 for Village Only, and $24 for Village and Train ride.

 

Thursday 12/23/21

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello.

HOURS:  4-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

ADMISSION is $15 for Village Only, and $24 for Village and Train ride.

 

Friday 12/24/21

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello.

DRIVE THROUGH ONLY NIGHT – 5 UNTIL 9 P.M.  $10 PER VEHICLE.  All Ticket Sales end at 8:30 p.m.

 

Saturday 12/25/21

CHRISTMAS DAY

 

Sunday 12/26/21

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello.

HOURS:  4-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

ADMISSION is $15 for Village Only, and $24 for Village and Train ride.

 

Monday 12/27/21

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello.

DRIVE THROUGH ONLY NIGHT – 5 UNTIL 9 P.M.  $10 PER VEHICLE.  All Ticket Sales end at 8:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday 12/28

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello.

HOURS:  4-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

ADMISSION is $15 for Village Only, and $24 for Village and Train ride.

 

Wednesday 12/29/21

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello.

HOURS:  4-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

ADMISSION is $15 for Village Only, and $24 for Village and Train ride.

 

Thursday 12/30/21

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS “HOLIDAY MAGIC” – Crossroads Village

The spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello.

HOURS:  4-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

ADMISSION is $15 for Village Only, and $24 for Village and Train ride.

 

Friday 12/31/21

NEW YEAR’S EVE

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